What is it with the Cyrus family and Australians?
First Miley Cyrus married Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth – then after they split, she dated singer / swimmer Cody Simpson.
Then Miley’s dad Billy Ray recently revealed he’s engaged to a much younger Aussie singer named Firerose.
And now, another Cyrus family member with an Aussie partner: Miley’s mum Tish, 55, has seemingly confirmed she’s dating former Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell, 52.
While Purcell was actually born in the UK, his family emigrated to Australia when he was two years old, and he spent the early years of his career here, with roles in shows like Heartbreak High, Home And Away and Raw FM before moving to Hollywood.
Tish appeared to confirm their relationship by posting a candid photo of she and Purcell from behind, their arms wrapped around each other. She captioned the photo simply with a love heart:
Miley’s mum, 55, split from husband Billy Ray Cyrus in April after 28 years of marriage. Both parties quickly moved on from the divorce, with 61-year-old Billy Ray recently confirming his engagement to Australian singer Firerose, believed to be more than 30 years his junior.
Tish and Billy Ray’s divorce was reportedly a long time coming, with the pair understood to have been living separately for at least the past two years. And it appears it’s caused some strain in the family, with reports suggesting Miley is currently estranged from her father.
A source told The Sun: “Billy is happier than he has been in a long time with Firerose.
“There had been problems in his marriage for a while.
“He and Tish have been on and off for the best part of a decade, but things had been over for some time before the announcement in April.
“Not everyone sees his decision to move on so quickly in the same light though.
“There has been some tension with Miley, which is sad to see, but everyone is hopeful that they will be able to get over it soon enough.”
Meanwhile, Tish has been keeping her apparent romance with actor Purcell under wraps, but seemed to hint at her newfound happiness in other posts to her Instagram account.
In one post, she shared an image of the phrase “In God’s perfect timing, everything will turn out right” along with her own comment: “Sometimes that’s hard to believe but it is so TRUE.”
Miley’s parents’ new relationships with Australians come after Miley herself was famously in an on-again, off-again relationship with Liam Hemsworth for more than a decade. The pair finally wed in 2018 – but divorced two years later.
She then moved on to a brief but very public relationship with Australian singer and professional swimmer Cody Simpson.
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